Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has recently issued an order accepting delay by the state load dispatch center (SLDC) for 6 months in implementing its procedures for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement due to the barriers caused by the COVID 19.
UPSLDC has filed a petition seeking 6 months relaxation for implementation of the procedure of Forecasting Scheduling Deviation Settlement & Related Matter Solar & Wind Generating Sources) Regulation 2018 under UPERC.
Learned Counsel of SLDC stated that to adopt the procedures, the SLDC had to: -I. Make appropriate arrangements to undertake aggregate forecasting of solar / wind power expected to be injected into the State Grid. II. Make necessary modifications / changes in EASS / Scheduling Portal with the help of service provider, or procurement of appropriate software to undertake the function.
SLDC also informed that in order to carry out the necessary changes in the portal, the work was assigned to a service provider but on account of the Countrywide Lockdown w.e.f. 22-03-2020 due to Covid-2019 Pandemic, the service provider could not do necessary modifications / changes in EASS / Scheduling Portal and in absence of which the above procedure could not be implemented in time.
Hence it filed for 6 months relaxation in implementation of the procedure. However, presently the work has been completed.
The Commission noted the submissions made by the SLDC and was of view that there was a genuine reason for the delay due to difficulty faced on account of COVID -19 pandemic.
Therefore, the Commission condones the delay and directs SLDC to implement the said Regulation from 14th October 2020.
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